Shared VHDX on Storage Spaces

I have recently been implementing Windows Azure Pack at a large hoster here in Denmark. To my luck they were interested in not only WAP, which is a challenge itself, but also Storage Spaces.

When considering what an awesome product Storage Spaces is, there are suprisingly few articels on it on the world wide web, and even less conserning using Shared VHDX on Storage Spaces.

When designing Storage Spaces we have all heard we must pay especial attention to Columns and Interleave, but i had never heard of Logical Sector Size being something you should keep in mind.

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Maximizing disk performance in Azure VM’s

After testing disk performance in the new D-Series VM’s i decided to take a look at what other ways there were for maximizing performance on the disk system on an Azure VM.

First of some baseline needs to be establised, i attached a simple disk to the VM and initialized it as a GPT disk. Then i ran SQLIO as descriped in my previous post and to get something nice to look at, i included CrystalDiskMark, this was the result.

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